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PhotoMatt Pics - 3.08.08 - San Diego Wild Animal Park

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  • PhotoMatt Pics - 3.08.08 - San Diego Wild Animal Park

    Howdy.

    I went to the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park today with a friend and his daughter. It was my first time to the park since around 1978 or so. Needless to say I had no memories of what it used to be. I was impressed at what they had to offer. It's a nice park to visit, and even though it was a beautiful day and a Saturday, the crowds were pleasant.

    Here are some pictures for your enjoyment.

    On the way to San Diego we stopped at a viewpoint.





    Here's the same picture with the color boosted a little.





    A random wild flower




    A random squirrel



































    More on the way
    Last edited by PhotoMatt; 03-10-2008, 08:50 PM.

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      I love the wild animal park. We did the photo tour. I loved it. During the tour they said the movie Jurassic park got the ideas for the dinosaur enclosures from the wild animal park. They mentioned this as the truck was going from one enclosure to another through a lock type system.

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        This animal was about a day old. It was being hidden by itself. Even though they have no predators they still exhibit the same survival behaviors. It's pretty cool.








































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          Re: PhotoMatt Pics - 3.08.08 - San Diego Wild Animal Park

          Originally posted by SCUBAbe View Post
          I love the wild animal park. We did the photo tour. I loved it. During the tour they said the movie Jurassic park got the ideas for the dinosaur enclosures from the wild animal park. They mentioned this as the truck was going from one enclosure to another through a lock type system.
          Me friend said that he was reminded of Jurassic Park as we drove through it. Funny. I noticed it too.

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            This was the craziest looking bird I have ever seen. It was HUGE!




















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              Well that's it. All of the pictures from the day can be found here, http://s162.photobucket.com/albums/t...008/March%208/


              Oh, I almost forgot to mention - all of the pictures taken today were using a Nikon D40. People ask me what camera to recommend and the D300 is not within everyone's price range. So, I bought one last night and used it all day. I did have to use my old 55-200 f/4-5.6 lens (about $220) to get the closeup shots, but the D40 performed exceptionally well in my opinion.

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                Wow, great shots!


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                  Thank you for the photos, I really enjoyed them! I love this zoo.
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